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The House that Arkley built

Arkley house in Baton Rouge

A few years back, Rob and Cheri Arkley tore down a landmark house in Baton Rouge and built this one, much to the dismay of locals.

Pink HouseUntil its recent destruction, the “Pink House” at 2644 East Lakeshore Dr. had been said to be a popular landmark for quite some time…

University student Zach Martin, a construction management sophomore, lived in the home’s guest apartment last year before its destruction.

He was not pleased with the Arkleys’ decision to tear down the home.

“It was such a beautiful place to live,” Martin said. “It’s a shame that some outsider from California can come in and bulldoze a piece of Baton Rouge’s history.”

Word has it landscaping for the lavish pad is underway following four years of construction.

Some readers will remember the 2004 announcement that the Arkley’s were moving to Baton Rouge for tax purposes, and because “California is a disaster of socialism.”

  1. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Never trust a man who only has four chimneys.

  2. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    One rumor that I always heard was that Cheri wanted the old house torn down because it wasn’t “Feng Shui”. I can’t say that its true but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  3. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    One thing I’ll never understand is the desire for huge homes. They’re not mansions. They’re party facilities. You’re not really living in such a huge place, just entertaining guests.

  4. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, but kudos to the photographer on the creepy stalking. Someone has got to hate Arkley a whole lot to travel there to snap that photo.

  5. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Heraldo has his spies everywhere apparently. Such crazy assumptons 10:18.

  6. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I also heard the Feng Shui story. Re the travel to Baton Rouge, people who live there can also post on this blog – no need to make a special trip for a photo.

  7. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Yeah, like a lot of people in Baton Rouge are following the Arkleys with a passion. Keep dreaming.

  8. Anonymous
    March 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    You people are crying about a 70 year old home? Big deal.

  9. March 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    You don’t have to have “a passion” to keep tabs on a guy who tore down a beloved landmark and built an obscenely huge palace in its wake.

  10. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 12:39 am

    How much obscenely huger is the palace over the old mansion that was torn down?

    But yeah, googling for references today to the guy who tore down a house four years ago, then snapping photos of his new house and e-mailing them to out-of-town blogs… that, at a minimum, is a demonstrated passion for Mr. A.

  11. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 12:42 am

    (or… telling Google to automatically notify you about new web references to Mr. A, that too is a passion, albeit a lazy form of passion. But at least, if you’re a journalist, you have an excuse to tell your therapist.)

  12. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 1:12 am

    At least that house is nicely-proportioned and pleasing to the eye.

  13. 06em
    March 27, 2008 at 6:26 am

    It reminds me of one of those places in Manila or King Salmon that started out life as a shed or chicken coop, and then was gradually improved over the years to the point were it began to resemble a house. Is this what passes for cutting edge residential architecture today? Yikes!

    And where are the solar panels?

  14. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 6:58 am

    looks like a nice place

  15. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 7:15 am

    It’s the same style they have used before. It’s too bad they couldn’t restore the old place, I am always for restore when at all possible, but I’m sure there were other factors. This place will be more “green” than the old place would have been. They obviously used a very good architect and the place will look gorgeous situated there on the lake. It will be in good taste, as their other projects and remodels have shown. You can tell it will be a wonderful house, and it doesn’t look huge, but it is very large. So much interest in one person and his family. Couldn’t be too healthy for those afflicted with this obsession.

  16. Anonn
    March 27, 2008 at 7:26 am

    I’d say they used a shitty architect – The roof is covered with intake/exhaust penetrations for their mechanical systems. Any architect with an ounce of skill would consolidate those pipes, then move them away from the key elevations.

    I’m sure those greenhouse spaces on the back will require some serious air conditioning in the summer.

  17. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 7:30 am

    I don’t think it looks well proportioned at all, but maybe they were going for the English manor with lots of additions done at different times look?

  18. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 7:35 am

    That is one goofy design.

  19. 06em
    March 27, 2008 at 7:52 am

    7:15

    How do you know this place will be more green — or are you merely assuming it will be?

    Why do you say it is “obvious” that they used a “good” architect?

    If you are holding the Big Loaf COOP project up as being “done in good taste,” I can only conclude you and I have very different standards.

    And it “doesn’t look huge”? Exsqueeze me? Are you looking at the picture posted at the top of this blog posting??? Are you viewing it on a 9 inch monitor or something?

    And thanks for the medical advice. I’ll have my unhealthy obsession checked out. Maybe you can ride along with me and have your habitual butt-nuzzling analyzed.

  20. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 8:25 am

    seriously, what a bunch of losers. who cares, they built a house the way the wanted. bought the land, built a house. same thing everybody else does. st. paddy’s day is over, your shades of green are out of fashion.

  21. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Not shades of green. Based on your post, I bet you would not care if an out of town developer tore down the Ingomar Club. Our first lady actually heads-up the “Preserve America” program to stop this kind of senseless demolition. You have to be a first class asshole to take pride in taking out local landmark buildings.

  22. Anonn
    March 27, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I’m guessing that this house is 8,000 sq ft. or more

  23. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 8:57 am

    7:52 because I have more facts at my disposal regarding this than you do.

  24. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 9:07 am

    I guess I would agree the Arkley’s had every right to do this but it seems a shame to tear down what looks like an historic mansion and replace it with something this ugly. I agree with the comment above – it does have an Arkley look. But what can you expect from the people that brought us that amazingly ugly Coop, and clearly have too much money and too little taste. These is old money, and there is new money, and sometimes people new money don’t know how to behave.

  25. Birdie
    March 27, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Since when is it a CRIME to buy land and do with it whatever one wants to in the United States of America? Stop already with the talk of mansions, communism, ad nauseum…Your jealousy is showing…shaddup, take a bath and get a job – and maybe, just maybe, someday you too can build the home of your dreams…even if it is a torture dungeon.

  26. March 27, 2008 at 9:21 am

    The communism talk was from Mr. McMansion himself.

  27. Birdie
    March 27, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Heraldo: NEWSFLASH: Bergen Belson is C L O S E D

  28. March 27, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Whatever your point, it’s poorly made and irrelevant.

  29. March 27, 2008 at 9:28 am

    The house should be on the cover of Architectural Digest, or any number of other home and garden magazines. In fact that photo looks like a cover shot.

  30. March 27, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Maybe you can ride along with me and have your habitual butt-nuzzling analyzed.

    I hope you’ve got a station wagon, 6em!

  31. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 9:32 am

    This is a mixed bag for me. I think it is a beautiful home. I know a good architect designed it. I don’t like the COOP that much but it is typical of commercial buildings in every other area. I would never have torn down a historic or special old structure that could have been saved, but I don’t know the whole story about that part. I think the Arkleys’ projects have been a great addition to the community, and I also feel they would never be able to satisfy everyone’s taste, but do hire good people to make most of those decisions.

    How old is “old money”? If you are saying several generations, that would be fairly old, in my book.

    Most of this is just plain, no one’s business except the Arkleys’.

  32. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 9:59 am

    What I dislike about the mansion is that it’s so “in the now.” Fifty years from now someone is going to bulldoze that thing and build something else. Hopefully the next incarnation will be a timeless design.

    Seriously, why do rich people have so little imagination? There are so many cool things he could have built.

  33. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Can you post the pic of the old house for comparison?

  34. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Birdie is Mr. McMansion? How interesting. LOL!

  35. March 27, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Arkley is clearing an old forest for a new home north of Weitchpec. 1-07-123-HUM is the THP listing for a 117 acre slash on Mahwah Creek. Thanks Rob and Cherie, you bring so much to the community while taking so much more away…

  36. Another anon
    March 27, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Anonymous non, Anonn, a nonny non non. 06anon and a non-birdie, too. A non anonymous Rose. That’s an anomaly.

    Yours in forever anonymity,
    Another anon

  37. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Why would anyone think they can do anything they want on their property? Guess that explains their opposition to a general plan update. Let’s hope he loves his tacky new McMansion so much that he relocates there permanently.

  38. March 27, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Anonymous non, Anonn, a nonny non non. 06anon and a non-birdie, too. A non anonymous Rose.

    Is this the Blogsphere equivalent of “If a Woodchuck could Chuck Wood”?

    -boy

    Nice station wagon blast H!

  39. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I have to ask… Why destroy a historic mansion (50+ years = historic), but save a historic theater? It sounds like history isn’t part of the thought process.

  40. Another anon
    March 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    How many chucks would the woodchuck?

    Some Favorite Words:

    Mugwump, chubby, dunk and whoa,
    Swizzle, doom and snoop,
    Flummox, lilt and afterglow,
    Gruff, bamboozle, whoop
    And nincompoop.

    Wallow, jungle, lumber, sigh,
    Ooze and zodiac,
    Innuendo, lullabye,
    Ramp and mope and quack
    And paddywhack.

    Moony, undone, lush and bole,
    Inkling, tusk, guffaw,
    Waspish, croon and cubbyhole,
    Fern, fawn, dumbledor
    And many more…

  41. anymouse
    March 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    That picture looks remarkably like the architectural rendering of the house they were planing to build out in Ridgewood Heights, man made lake and all. I wonder if that project still moving forward?

  42. Bette Davis
    March 27, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Nice Greenhouse, Mr. Greenjeans! 4:20 at Rob’s new greenhouse?

  43. Not A Native
    March 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    So what’s the “neighborhood” like around this house? Is the house part of a “rural lifestyle”? Is there a permanent staff who lives there? Did unionized tradespeople and undocumented immigrants build it?

    My take is that Arkley is a product of his upbringing, as we all are, and he has low to middle brow taste. Now that’s perfectly fine and not my concern as long as his actions don’t impact or limit mine. But it’s not something to emulate or hold up as a model of excellence.

    As far as showing up in “Architectural Digest”, that magazine is mostly devoted to interior design, which the pic here doesn’t show.

  44. Oh, "Birdie" and the rest of you speculators: Reality is and reality
    March 27, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Where did the ownership right to land come from originally, anyway? If you trace a deed back to the earliest entry it will be a conveyance from the government – as representative of the people – to the first private landowner. Where did the government get it? Through conquest, purchase, cession, or negotiation. The government – and that means all of us – is a prior owner to all subsequent deed holders. And that original conveyance reserved for the government four rights: the right of eminent domain, the right of taxation, escheat (the right to reclaim title if there are no heirs and no will) and the right of regulation (the police power). These four are prior rights held by the people through the government prior to any subsequent owner’s individual rights.

    Read more here.

  45. humboldturtle
    March 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I like Arkley’s new place. Too bad he had to lay off so many people last week.

  46. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Don’t try to inject facts and reason into Birdie’s bird brain, Reality! It wants to believe that it has special rights not granted to ordinary mortals.

  47. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Speaking of the downturn in the mortgage bundling market, was Arkley one of the creeps who passed off those risky mortgages onto others and hurt our economy so badly?

  48. Not A Native
    March 27, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    3:16pm, that’s a great link, it’ll take some time to read it. Do you have links to responsble and informed rebuttals? And I don’t mean HELP, CPR, or Blue Ribbon Coalition.

  49. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    What the hell do you have against Pabst?

  50. Lady Tiger
    March 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    This is all fine and good but no one is mentioning is why they bought this property in the first place. You see Rob employed Cherie’s best friend’s husband for a couple of years who lived right across the street. Cherie wanted to be near her best friend so she got Rob to buy the biggest house on the lake whcih happened to be right across the street. The funny thing is not long after Rob bought this huge old house, he fired the guy and they left town. Rob must have fogot to check with Cherie because word around the lake is that now she couldn’t care less about it. Most of us think he’ll just sell it once its done. We’re all hoping it helps our real estate values. Who knows.

  51. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    If they were responsible and informed, they wouldn’t try to rebute it, Theo. 3:16 is correct.

  52. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    If there is karma, that house would end up in foreclosure.

  53. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I rather resent having people refer to houses only a few years older than me as “old.”

  54. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Hey Muskrat, the owner listed on that THP is not Arkley. Where you get your info?

  55. Folsom Dove
    March 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    If you knew anything about Arkleys Louisiana operations you would have titled the post “The House That Jack Built.”

  56. lodgepole
    March 27, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Some college kid says it was a great place to live? That’s pretty persuasive.

  57. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Jack Durham bikes to Louisiana on the weekends?

  58. Anonymous
    March 27, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    so much architectural expertise amongst bloggers! can you critique my house next?

  59. Anonymous
    March 28, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Sure 10:37. Post your address and we’ll all drive by and check it out.

  60. arcat
    March 28, 2008 at 10:02 am

    While you beat up on Arkley just remember the liberal mind set behind the code enforcement attacks locally. It’s your progresive friends pushing these assukts . It wasn’t Bush,or Arkley who charged in like the 5th cav. guns drawn,scaring the hell out women and chikdren at Yee Haw.You have much to clean up in your own back yard before you attack others. Paul pitino for the 3rd.

  61. Anonymous
    March 28, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Is Paul against enforcing code violators?

  62. Former 5th
    March 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Hey gang, look who is supporting Tamara Falor…
    none other then (Rose’s BBF) Allison Jackson!!!

    http://eurekareporter.com/article/080327-tamara-falor-hired-at-harland-law-firm

    Tamara Falor hired at Harland Law Firm
    By NATHAN RUSHTON, The Eureka Reporter
    Published: Mar 27 2008, 10:51 PM

    Tamara Falor, the former top legal counsel for Humboldt County, has taken a position with the Harland Law Firm, LLP in Eureka.

    Falor, who resigned as County Counsel amid controversy in February 2007, began working at the firm on Monday and will focus primarily on business law.

    “I am very happy to be working with people I respect and admire,” Falor said. “It’s good to be back working.”

    Falor said she hit the ground running at Harland and already has several projects underway.

    Harland Law Firm Partner Allison Jackson, who helped recruit Falor, described her as an “incredible attorney.”

    “Her knowledge of the county and how things work is absolutely invaluable,” Jackson said.

    Following her departure from the county last year, Falor said it was the longest period of time she had been out of work since she was a young girl.

    Although the details of Falor’s resignation were never made public, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved to pay her $289,000 to settle a claim against the county for six unspecified personal injury damages.

    Falor, a fifth-generation county resident, graduated with her law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1986.

  63. March 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Cool!

  64. March 28, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    One thing I’ll never understand is the desire for huge homes.

    Really? Many Victorian homes had a parlor, a library, a pantry, a den, a study, guestrooms… it is only since the “affordable” pared down ranch house boom that we settle for a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom or two and 3 bedrooms. They also had outbuildings, barns, stables, smokehouses, greenhouses etc.

    What’s so hard to understand?

    What I find hard to understand is why people will settle for postage stamp lots with no room for a garden, a shed, no room to play, and no room to put their stuff – thus the proliferation of hideous storage units in every town.

  65. lodgepole
    March 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Someone’s happy tamara falor’s back? WOW!

  66. Ghost of Mabel
    March 28, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    A picture of Arkley’s house in Louis-i-freaking-ana is posted and 65 people take the bait????
    Too many people with too much time on their hands…..

    VOTE OBAMA!

  67. Anonymous
    March 28, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Many Victorian homes had a parlor, a library, a pantry, a den, a study, guestrooms…

    Victorian homes were the standard in America before “affordable housing”? Really? Someone tell that to Charles Ingalls. What you meant to say was: Rich people have always built bigass homes to show off their wealth.

  68. mresquan
    March 28, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Well maybe the plan is to give up the house on Buhne for some of his recently made unemployed workers who helped him achieve the riches to build this little Baton Rouge pad.

  69. aint it ironic
    March 29, 2008 at 12:16 am

    aint it ironic how the arkleys legally “reside” in lousiana to avoid paying california taxes, then pat themselves on the back for their “philanthropy” here in eureka?

  70. Babushka
    March 29, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Does Worth Dikeman’s wife still work at Harland?

  71. Anonymous
    March 29, 2008 at 9:56 am

    at least the people he laid off get California welfare benefits.

  72. tad
    March 29, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Peace be with you

    “at least the people he laid off get California welfare benefits.”

    Better tell them to hang on to their old Arcata water bills or they won’t get any “benefits” from the Endeavor. Compassion is selective enforced in Stillmanville.

    love eternal
    tad

  73. Anonymous
    March 30, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Former 5th:
    I think you must meant BFF.

    Babushka:
    Worth Dikemans’ wife does work at Harlan. After Allison Jackson was fired for stealing government documents from the DA’s office, Worth’s wife helped her get hired there and now the woman who got all that taxpayer money from the BoS is also working there. They will make a great team for their corporate clients, I’m sure.

  74. Anonymous
    March 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

    “Worth Dikemans’ wife does work at Harlan. After Allison Jackson was fired for stealing government documents from the DA’s office, Worth’s wife helped her get hired there and now the woman who got all that taxpayer money from the BoS is also working there. They will make a great team for their corporate clients, I’m sure.”

    So that’s the circle Rose runs in? Makes sense-

  75. Anonymous
    March 30, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Partially explains her obsessive hatred of Paul as well, although nothing could explain it entirely other than a jilted lover or something similar scenario.

  76. March 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    From: http://www.fire.ca.gov/ResourceManagement/THPStatusUpload/THPStatusTable.html

    1-07-123-HUM 08/10/07 08/20/07 04/01/08 04/01/08 117 Mawah Creek (1105.110204 )
    HUM: T10N R3E Sec.1, 12;
    HUM: T10N R4E Sec.6, 7
    ARKLEY FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRST (AFIT); CHESHIRE, CATHERINE; GALANTINE, RICHARD; LEWIS, HENRIETTA

    I’ll admit that I’m not sure if this is Rob and Cherie Arkley family related. Maybe this is a different Arkley. I’ll research it and get back to you.

  77. Anonymous
    March 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Maybe they are giving a place to a staff member and family. I have seen it happen before.

  78. Former 5th
    March 31, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for the correction. I did mean BFF.

    I think Rose and Allison actually bonded over their mutual obsession with, and hatred for, Gallegos. Mostly for Rose it had to do with her perception that Paul was attacking PL, but she clearly has daddy issues she is also dealing with. Allison’s hatred was her own issues with Farmer, who was her daddy figure.

  79. Anonymous
    March 31, 2008 at 10:22 am

    or she disagrees with them and you have some sort of issue with women.

  80. Anonymous
    February 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    re: quote from aint it ironic:

    aint it ironic how the arkleys legally “reside” in lousiana to avoid paying california taxes, then pat themselves on the back for their “philanthropy” here in eureka?

    Add up all of the taxes you will pay in your lifetime.
    Arkley’s “philanthropy” makes your tax contribution seem pretty much worthless considering your minuscule amount of tax dollars will be squandered by the gov’t.
    I have never seen Arkley pat himself on the back, but if he does, it must feel good.
    Just think if you were to do something worthy of patting yourself on the back.
    Maybe someday…

  81. Anony.Miss
    February 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    What makes you think they legally reside in LA? They pay plenty of taxes in many states and to the Feds as well.

    They have given more to this community’s needs and projects than anyone. That is something you have to agree on.

    If you disagree with politics or personal issues, those are up for discussion, but the philanthopy is what it is- it has been very helpful to our community.

  82. Anonymous
    February 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Did you read the whole post above yours?

  83. Anony.Miss
    March 1, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I know the Arkleys? I guess I should just read this blog for the real truth.

  84. Dixie
    July 30, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I would love to tour the inside of the house.

  85. Randy Peterson
    March 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I do not know the Arkley’s, but have lived within sight of this property for almost 40 years. During that time, the origonal house underwent major renovations at least three times. It was not often used to entertain guests & the various owners (6 or 7) did suffer through thier share of adversity – bad Feng Shui. The house had little historic value. The choice of tearing the house down was made in concert with a superb architect & landscaper. The new house is conservitave & a credit to the neighborhood & BR.

  86. Anonymous
    January 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Shush Randy! Anti Robin Arkley zealots on this blog are not interested in facts or logic.

  87. A-Nony-Mouse
    January 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Rob’s philanthropy, while visually interesting, has never been targeted at the real problems of our community. He built ‘expensive to maintain’ zoo buildings, boardwalks with no development, and theaters for the wealthier among us (I can’t afford most of its offerings). Culture and attractive buildings are good in a community but so are homeless camps where people can exist safely and cleanly. So are projects like Jefferson School or city parks or health facilities. That ‘pat on the back’ can’t be for helping our community, only for making it look better.

  88. Anonymous
    January 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    My God, our community looks like hell. They say beauty brings those who cannot afford goods and services up. I say keep up the good work and keep trying to create beauty that lasts. There has been a lot of money given behind the scenes as well. Don’t be picky when such lovely gifts have been given. I enjoy the boardwalk, the zoo, and the cultural events at the Arkley Center. You can afford at least the zoo and boardwalk.

  89. taxed
    January 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    A-Nony-Mouse. Parks GOOD. Homeless camps BAD. I hate to see someone connect Jefferson School and parks with homeless camps. You are going to make me change my mind about the school with an equation like that.

  90. Anonymous
    January 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Arkley Center gives senior discounts. That could help.

  91. anon1
    January 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    How about a real YMCA for Jefferson..What a great concept to help people and they have money, that actually gets to the people..

  92. taxed
    January 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    A good place to send the homeless? How about that place out in the ocean that is the size of Texas. Made of used and discarded plastic. Call it Peace Thru Plastic Homeless Haven. Will last forever not biodegradable. Recycling at its maximum.

  93. Anonymous
    January 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    A-Nony-Mouse discounts all the great things that RA has done for Eureka because he didn’t build a homeless camp that would attract hundreds of additional bums to our town from all over Northern California? Is Nony-Mouse insane? Why don’t you take a couple of the people into your home if you are so noble?

  94. anonymous
    January 30, 2011 at 4:55 am

    A-Nony-Mouse probably lives in Ferndale where the town is not used as a social dumping ground and warehouse for the homeless. Why doesn’t the town of Eureka get it, when you build it they will come. We keep making more services available and wonder why we have so many homeless and fucked up losers here. The CC is so stupid that they are taking in John Shelter and his followers. Don’t they realize that NCRC\ENDEAVOR has been given the boot by Arcata? When they were given notice to clear out they turned around and sued the city of Arcata. And now Eureka Chamber of Commerce is welcoming them to Eureka. CC get some brains.

  95. Anonymous
    January 30, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I do not know who I agree with on this one, certainly there is no comparison between homeless encampments and Jefferson. I remeber the SOuth Jetty, that certainly did not work, it sustained a probelm and the problem grew ultimately it chased off our snowbirds that used to RV and fish annually at the South Jetty . Those of us who live on the Westside are far too familiar with the Homeless epidemic in Eureka. An encampment is a band-aid. A longterm plan including, access to residential therapeutic drug treatment, access to mental health services and residential care for the mentally ill, access to health services, access to employment services, and a gradual reduction in services with little to no accountability, I believe, is key.

    I have been homeless twice, once as a teen and once as an adult. In the first situation a cop took me to a shelter I was offered a couple of evenings there and they evaluated my situation, helped me contact my family and funded my travel,not to “just another place” to a solution to my situation. This resource transitioned me out of homelessness. The second time I had a car to live in, I was offered emergency food stamps, back then there were showers at Al’s truck stop. I used employment development services and located employment. A wonderful land lord “Steve Harris” I wonder if he is still around rented me an apartment in old town and let me run credit for my deposit and part of my rent til I was on my feet (I seem to remember signing over my first $82 paycheck to him), I had no electricity for a few months but the apartment building had a boiler and I had hot water and a hibacci. I worked 2 jobs one day and one night and paid Steve off and never re-upped the foodstamps. Both of these circumstances were “situational homelessness” the resources I needed were in place to help me transition from the situation and there was compassion in the community. (I don’t think I ever paid for a shower at the truck terminal, they let me in every morning and I got ready for work).
    I do not know the solution. It is a very very difficult social problem, and every single case is different. There are no easy answers. Resources and services are expensive but not filtering out the situations and providing transitional resources may be even more detrimental in the long run.

    And, as a community member,compassion is essential, the people like the guys at Al’s truck stop who let me shower and get ready for work (free), people like Mr. Harris, and like both of my bosses who gave me the opportunity, even though I had no address and no phone, to work were cornerstones to my being able to transition.

  96. the real mitch
    January 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Anonymous (Jan 30 2011 8am),

    What an encouraging story! Thanks for posting it. It may have landed on the wrong thread, though.

    I think many people simply cannot understand what it means to have no support whatsoever.

    I know when I was a few years out of college, I refused to let my parents know what bad financial condition I was in. I remember being very upset that ATMs would not dispense $10 bills, because I had $15 in savings and no way to access it for food.

    But that’s nothing, nothing compared to the situation one finds oneself in when there’s no use calling someone to be rescued.

  97. anonymous
    January 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    The real problem here is the fact that Eureka is abused. The large and growing numbers of the “NEEDY” are the problem. When you have too many people expecting to get a free ride no one gets help. It is like pouring water on a boat with a hole in it. The boat finally sinks. When these homeless and problem people are transitioned into the west side it too sinks. To post 8:33-this is about someone complaining about Arkley not building homeless shelters in Eureka. A-Nony-Mouse was complaining that we don’t have enough enabling services here. Maybe A-Nony-Mouse has never been to Old Town and the surrounding historic residential neighborhoods in Eureka, or sight impaired.

  98. Anonymous
    January 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Converting more west side buildings into transitional housing for losers is unfair. We owe these homeless freeloaders nothing. The west side has more than it’s fair share of this kind of disruptive element. It is against the law to discriminate against a neighborhood by over saturating a a specific area with needy. Yet this is still going on. RCAA and HUD are buying up more houses in the historic neighborhoods. I would like to see the balloon track returned to a wetland but have to give the Arkley’s credit for the beautiful rehabilitation of many buildings. Except the professional building and it’s tenant Phil Crandall head of Social services. Nice building shitty tenant. He makes his living being a welfare monger. Arkley’s can continue rehab beautiful buildings but it is still going to a town that will never see success as long as the city makes this a mecca for the criminal, the indigent and insane.

  99. Anonymous
    January 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Speaking of inundating our west side neighborhoods with low life losers we have all seen an increase in the homeless traffic since Betty Chin opened the showers. Wish someone would have the money to bulldoze the showers and St. Vinnys and build them somewhere else like East Eureka by the zoo. It is more than an annoyance to continually have to pick up there excrement, there trash and have them steal anything they can get there hands on.

  100. Anonymous
    January 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Sad, and you don’t understand the correct usage of “their, there, or they’re” either.

    “Their”: their excrement, their trash, their hands, this usage because they have ownership.

    “There”: “I live over there”. There is a place.

    “They’re” is a contraction for “they + are”. “They’re my parents”. or “They’re nice” or “They’re over there”.

  101. Walt
    January 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    There excrement and trash is worse than here excrement and trash. That’s why I’m here: They’re there. There, there, 2:40.

  102. Anonymous
    January 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Some people make such a big deal about a typing error. Get a life, Walt.

  103. Anonymous
    January 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Not just a typing error, and grammatical slaughter. After you criticized Betty Chin for all she has done. You have a better solution? She is trying to give those who are down there some dignity and also health. You can’t not shower and stay healthy.

  104. Anonymous
    February 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Most of the people that take advantage of the showers are not from here. They are professional bums. The showers are a magnate along with the free food and clothing. Take care of the needy from our area not the newly arrived freeloaders. Most other towns tell them to hit the road but Eureka rolls out the red carpet.

  105. Anonymous
    February 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

    “Eureka rolls out the red carpet”.

    Truer words never spoken. Then people turn around and express surprise that the bum population is growing here.

  106. Anonymous
    February 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Why does the Chamber of Commerce let this happen? Why is Eureka so badly run? What good is it for anyone trying to run a legitimate tax paying business when the homeless run all the customers away. These Yahoos running this place can’t figure out that creating more services for the bums only results in more arriving. I was in Old Town Chocolates the other day and the man at the next table was talking about how he had just come to town and had a shower at Betty’s and got a haircut and clean clothes. Anyone that cannot see that we are actually inviting the homeless here must by an imbecile.

  107. pluto
    February 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I wonder how many other places a person could go get free a shower, haircut, and clothing? Not many. Most other towns are clean, safe and are not overrun with bums. I agree that the Chamber of Commerce is not doing anything to stop this. They are mostly the good ole boys that don’t give a shit about Old Town. They are actually bringing in the biggest fox you could ever put in a henhouse, John Shelter from NCRC\ENDEAVOR. This is there answer to the problem. I must say that those thinking that this is an answer are half-wits.

  108. pluto
    February 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Anonymous 7:36 Why Don’t you be a saint and take the newly arrived freeloaders into your home and neighborhood.

  109. tra
    February 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Some of you folks apparently haven’t spent much time in other American cities of late. There are plenty of homeless folks in cities of all sizes. They don’t travel to Humboldt County in order to get a free shower. Free meals are available in most communities, and just like here they end up serving a lot of people who are not originally from their community.

    The fact that we have a relatively mild climate probably does have some impact on how many transients wind up hanging around longer than they would in, let’s say, Denver in mid-winter. So you can curse the weather, if that makes you feel better.

  110. anonymous
    February 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    This is a fairly small town. All large city’s have a section of town that feeds the homeless. This town is overloaded and out of balance. You can’t compare this town to Denver. Ferndale, Trinidad and Blue Lake do not have this problem. Most towns this size do not have this problem because they do not allow it.

  111. Anonymous
    February 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    People get a life

  112. Anonymous
    March 12, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but that old house looked ugly too, and if it weren’t for it being old nobody would care.

  113. May 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I fabricated and installed all the stone countertops in that house. The new one that is. I never got to see the old house. Does anyone have any pictures of it? You know huey long had a house on that lake we did as well, I wonder if people would feel the same if his house was torn down. They spared no expense on that house. Supposedly it is a cloned copy of another house they have in another state. anyway..latez

  114. Allan Jenkins
    March 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    “Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.”

  115. Potter Stewart
    March 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”

  116. Potter Stewart
    March 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Potter Stewart (American Judge and associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1958-81). 1915-1985)

  117. Lenny Bruce
    March 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

    “If you can’t say “Fuck” you can’t say, “Fuck the government.”

  118. March 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    you could say it in spanish. Joder el gobierno!

  119. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Who keeps deleting my comments no matter how on topic nor how innocuous?

  120. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    one thing i’ve noticed about wordpress in general they operate with at least two server banks and they alternate, this is probably for redundancy. so you can post a comment hit refresh and see it posted and then hit refresh and sometimes it disappears. this means that wordpress has switched to the other server set (without your recent comment) and if you wait a few more minutes it will reappear. point is this phenonmena happens it doesn’t prove censorship. be patient.

  121. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    That’s not what I mean. For a couple weeks Mitch has been deleting all of my comments. All of them. No matter how on topic, nor matter how innocuous.

  122. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Follow up: Mitch can’t delete my question about his censorship because he doesn’t have control over this thread.

  123. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Smart Fifth Grader (a/k/a’s nearly unlimited) is correct.

  124. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    i don’t want a huge debate about this because it is in a way a side issue but its still important.

    for me a blog is more like someone’s house than it is a public plaza, where a certain amount of free speech has the protection of the bill of rights. in my house i control the speech as to its content, its volume, its time of day etc etc as my life’s enjoyment determine those limits to be inside my ownp home.

    thus if you comment on someone’s blog and it gets deleted or the blog owner bans your ip while i understand it may distress you and might even distress me this is not a matter of censorship. You and I always have the option of publishing our own wordpress blog, and we can even do it anonymously, as the Humboldt Herald has shown.

    its a rift in the local community enabled by some paid internet trolls/disruptors. its not censorship. trouble has been intentionally started between people here. make peace with mitch or start your own blog, brother or sister.

  125. Frank Zappa
    March 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

    “There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it’s going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.”

  126. Salman Rushdie
    March 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

    “Free societies…are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence.”

  127. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Make peace with the Censor? That’s like making peace with any oppressor. Fuck the Oppressors! And the Slave Ships they drove here!

  128. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    your rejection of that part of my suggestion is noted. how about the suggestion to start your own blog? my suggestion actually is to remain anonymous or pseudomynous as the humboldt herald initially was. given recent events. thats free advice for my humboldt friends left, center and right.

    i will find it and read it i promise

  129. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I was here before Mitch, he can take his censorship elsewhere.

  130. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

    what’s your biggest issue? aside from censorship, which is noted? i can’t remember now if you are a leftie or a rightie…..

  131. March 5, 2013 at 11:46 am

    wow hey guys how about we stay on topic.. or talk about boobs or something productive..

  132. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Progressive: Against war, racism, billionaire bailouts, and begging the government for permission to be free. And very pro-Bill of Rights.

  133. March 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations! Now here’s your sign.

  134. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    but a nationalist in orientation? like a republican or democrat? i am just guessing because your list of issues seems to include mostly national issues.

  135. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    well anyway you have my attention. i’m the guy or gal wandering down the sidewalk and you are the guy or gal on the soapbox. give me your best 500 to 750 words on a local topic like the ts my word and i will read it. . take your time.

  136. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    No, not nationalistic. Nationalism is part of the root of war, racism, the government suppressing civil rights “to protect our national interest”, and taxing the middle class to preserve the wealthy and the nation (too big to fail).
    I am pro-freedom, pro-civil rights, and for as small of a government to protect the basic welfare of the community. (Even Republican children are entitled to clean air to breathe and clean water to drink).

  137. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    No soapbox. Just participating in democracy and freedom. I’m on the same sidewalk as you. Is it okay with you if I participate in Freedom on the internet? Or should I ask Kim Jong-il?

  138. Ellen Hopkins
    March 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    “Torch every book.
    Burn every page.
    Char every word to ash.
    Ideas are incombustible.
    And therein lies your real fear.”

  139. Smart & Final
    March 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Let this thread go down in the annals of Heraldom [ Heraldodom? ] as the Revolt
    [ Rebellion? ] of the Smart 5th Graders. Hombre las barricadas!

  140. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Focus people !!! This thread is about hating Arkley. It’s the number one topic among Humboldt liberals. Back to your roots !!

  141. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Part of Mitch’s problem is he hates certain people. He has referred to me as “KS”, me thinkst “Kim Starr”, whom Mitch has shown absolute contempt for on the blog. Mitch’s hate blinds him from being able to see what others see, he’s deaf to opposing points of view. Unless you are some party line Republican which he can dismiss with his usual Liberal belief system. Progressives remind Mitch and other Liberals that there is a party which believes in the Bill of Rights, instead of giving Lip Service to the Bill of Rights.

  142. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    JW,

    Smart Fifth Grader has made it clear in off-blog communication that I’ve oppressed him far more than Arkley ever has.

  143. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Just for the record, it was KM. KS, though, is also short for Karposi’s Sarcoma.

  144. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Yes! I am the spirit of Che Guevara and Thomas Jefferson. I am here to confront the Establishment about their censorship and oppression.
    ¡Sí! Soy el espíritu del Che Guevara y Thomas Jefferson. Estoy aquí para estar en contra del partido en el poder de la censura y la opresión!

  145. What Now
    March 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Birdie :
    Heraldo: NEWSFLASH: Bergen Belson is C L O S E D

    It’s “Bergen-Belsen”.

  146. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Mr. Arkley has NEVER censored nor oppressed me.

  147. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Yes indeed, Smart Fifth Grader. You are the spirit of Che Guevara and Thomas Jefferson. Good luck and best wishes.

  148. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    You too, What Now, are the spirit of Che. Why does it not surprise me that you share an IP address with Smart Fifth Grader and almost all the people who respond to him?

  149. Fact Checker
    March 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    ah hem, its “Kaposi’s sarcoma”

  150. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Sorry.

  151. Good German
    March 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    It iz very important dat ve track zee IP addresses of the dissenters so ve can put zem in the dossier.

  152. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Face it Mitch, you ain’t nothing but a fascist in an Ivory Tower in Trinidad.

  153. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Sing it like “You ain’t nothin but a hound dog” and you might have something there.

  154. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    It would appear that the loophole to censorship is to revive an old Heraldo thread, and then post away, since Heraldo is the only one who can delete comments ( or at least that’s what I’m getting from this).

  155. What Now
    March 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Mitch :
    You too, What Now, are the spirit of Che. Why does it not surprise me that you share an IP address with Smart Fifth Grader and almost all the people who respond to him?

    Probably because I’m using a computer at the public library, numnuts.

  156. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    If that’s indeed the case, What Now, and I have no reason to believe or disbelieve it, you’ve made it needlessly difficult for people at the public library to comment at the Herald. It’s too bad. But personally, I’m pretty gosh-darned confident that you and SFG are one and the same.

  157. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    JW,

    You are so-ooo behind the times.

    But Smart Fifth Grader, give it a think… if even JW, our resident troll, hasn’t bothered to pay much attention to you and your antics in all this time, think of how you are failing Thomas Jefferson and Che. You are simply not having the impact you’d hoped for. I’d strongly suggest raising your sights and picketing at Food for People. I hear they aren’t vegan.

  158. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    There should be a rule that if you can’t afford a computer, you are not allowed to post here. It would keep the riff raff out.

  159. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I agree, JW. But not just any computer. People should be required to comment from Apples. They’re cooler.

  160. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I’m the OFFICIAL resident troll !!! WOOOOOHOOOOO !! I’M NUMBER ONE…..I’M NUMBER ONE…..I’M NUMBER ONE !!!

  161. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Ask for a bonus.

  162. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    “What Now… But personally, I’m pretty gosh-darned confident that you and SFG are one and the same.” –Mitch
    Wrong! Need to create a separate dossier.
    “You are simply not having the impact you’d hoped for.” –Mitch
    Um, what thread is getting the most traffic? Not your sub-moronic posting about Justin Bieber.

  163. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Don’t dis Justin!!!!!!!

  164. Mitch
    March 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Are you seriously warped enough to think that exchanges like this matter to anyone? It’s you and me and a bunch of people shaking their heads in amusement. Which reminds me…

  165. Jacques Derrida
    March 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    “What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.”

  166. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Silence me Collaborator!

  167. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    “Are you seriously warped enough to think that exchanges like this matter to anyone?” -Mitch
    Not to be confused with your sub-moronic postings. And your ad nauseum replies to your own postings. And your deleting people who have a different points of view. Your Disneyland is more fake than a Republican Convention. You’ve ruined the HH.

  168. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    SFG……Mitch was right. When I, the King of trolls, pay no attention to you, you have been relegated to the role of irrelevant. Crawl back in your hole.

  169. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    JW, thanks for the acknowledgment. Now go back to Florida!

  170. March 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    you have officialy ruined this post. I hope some deletes all this shit when yall are done

  171. Just Watchin
    March 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Smart 5th Grader :JW, thanks for the acknowledgment. Now go back to Florida!

    Never left Florida, numbnuts.

  172. George Bernard Shaw
    March 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    “All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”

  173. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Woolie, now there’s a sharp crayon (lol).

  174. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Awwww Mitch, JW has got your back! You two are philosophical buds! (lol)

  175. March 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Smart 5th Grader :
    Woolie, now there’s a sharp crayon (lol).

    Are you trying to pick a fight? Or are you just lonely? I’m sorry, I’m just not into to that heterophob shit. But thanks for the mention.

  176. March 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I am hot fingered though

  177. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I miss the old HH before illiterate trolls took over.

  178. Senator Hawkins
    March 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    This issue is too hot not to cool down.

  179. March 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Yeah so much for following this thread.. It caught a case of syphilis of the esophagus. It happens.

  180. Senator Hollings
    March 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Porn Rock!

  181. Hawkeye
    March 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    You need to see a proctologist: there’s something wrong with your head.

  182. Senator Hollings
    March 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    It’s outrageous filth . . .

  183. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Jeez! Nothing pisses a Liberal off more than when they discover they are as nasty & hateful as they say Republicans are.

  184. Kathy
    March 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It wasn’t Mitch who deleted your post. It was me.

  185. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Mitch or his friends, a big difference in censorship.

  186. George R.R. Martin
    March 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

  187. Smart 5th Grader
    March 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Fear me!

  188. Kathy
    March 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Say something.

  189. Not A Native
    March 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    If Mitch or Kathy want to set the rules, they should start their own blogs instead of “squatting” on this one. Its OK to be a temporary stand in or acting blogger, for awhle. But this business of pretending to be the authority isn’t consistent with how blogs are organized. Eric already has a blog and he usually duplicates his postings there and here.

    H is gone for now, or for good, and hasn’t given the “keys” to anyone else. Thats H’s bad. And though I think Mitch is as inane as Fred, Richard Marks, and Ernie, he’s as welcome to have a blog as anyone else. But he’s not welcome to “claim” the Herald when H didn’t give him the authorities. I’d prefer this blog to go out with a whimper rather than a fart. My opinion

  190. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    “I’d prefer this blog to go out with a whimper rather than a fart.”

    But just in case, NAN decided to do both.

  191. Mitch
    March 6, 2013 at 7:07 am

    For clarification, H *asked* me to post, apparently knowing that he or she would be stepping back. I should have said no and I’ve wished for a few months that I had.

    Commenting on a blog is one thing; attempting to run one is another, especially when you don’t have the primary account. It’s worse when you don’t really want to run a blog.

    I was clear with H that I simply didn’t have his local political “ins,” but he or she appeared at the time (more than a year ago, I think) to want the blog to survive his or her departure. We emailed back and forth on the possibility of other contributors, but H was not as anxious as some might think for there to be additional contributors beyond Eric.

    It *has* been an interesting experience. One off-blog comment to me has been that blogging makes a person believe in original sin. Quite.

  192. Miguel
    March 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

    OK its come to this…..

    Let’s have a prayer breakfast for Mitch. I know a mayor who doesn’t have much to do who loves to do prayer breakfasts someone tweet him. That millionaire from FLA can send a check for 500 to cover the hall rent. Let’s gitter done!

  193. Bruce Coville
    March 6, 2013 at 7:50 am

    “Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.”

  194. March 6, 2013 at 7:59 am

    well what does HIPPA say about that?

  195. Zahi Hawass
    March 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

    “I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, ‘If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.’ It doesn’t mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.”

  196. Miguel
    March 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Hay Amigo,

    It looks to me like the tomb of the Humboldt Herald is intact, safe for the ages until the wordpress pyramid is washed away by the sands of time. The archives are untouchable by anyone but Heraldo.

    All that is going on now is simply decorating the corpse.

    mierda.

  197. Smart 5th Grader
    March 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Que Dios esté contigo, Heraldo

  198. Howard Zinn
    March 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    “If those in charge of our society — politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television — can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”

  199. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I can typing quotations!

  200. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

  201. Eugene O'Neill
    March 6, 2013 at 11:54 am

    “Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.”

  202. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Eugene O’Neill :
    “Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.”

    so which one is the mod of this blog? is mitch a boob or a bigot?

  203. 4th Street Connection
    March 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    people should be “shot if they make meth.”

  204. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    4th Street Connection :
    people should be “shot if they make meth.”

    …Where did that come from?

  205. 215
    March 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    My 4th Street Connection said this yesterday. Don’t you read the TS?

  206. March 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    he’s just mad because he has to pay for his meth.

  207. Bohn Head
    March 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I didn’t mean people should shoot drug dealers. I meant we should spray them with Bear Mace.

  208. Just Watchin
    March 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Miguel :
    OK its come to this…..
    Let’s have a prayer breakfast for Mitch. I know a mayor who doesn’t have much to do who loves to do prayer breakfasts someone tweet him. That millionaire from FLA can send a check for 500 to cover the hall rent. Let’s gitter done!

    Sooooo….what exactly do I get for my $500 ?? I don’t invest without a return.

  209. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I dunno, but apparently you can get entire threads (like the one from Feb 14 called “Thank You”, which praised people for having differing opinions) deleted if people start commenting about how ironic the post is because of mods deleting posts with differing opinions…

  210. Rob Arkley II
    March 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    SFG is right, I have never censored or oppressed him or anyone. In fairness to Mitch, the Humboldt Herald used to be a liberal rag blog promoting hatred of the people of our community trying to make Humboldt County a better place to live. Under Mitch’s leadership, the Humboldt Herald has become fair and balanced. You Mitch, are an Arkley Achiever! Keep up the good work!

  211. March 7, 2013 at 8:12 am

    This house reminds me of the Eagles nest in Germany, or an SS mansion..

  212. Rob Arkley II
    March 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Sure, hate on all the jobs I created by building this house. Think of the jobs I’ve created to maintain this house. Always hating the man creating jobs for the community. Why would job creators leave Humboldt County for a different, more friendly state?

  213. Anonymous
    March 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I would just like to interject without being accusatory that while pseudonomys postings can be fun there are many circumstances in which the actual spoofing of a real person is a felony under Calfornia and U.S. law.

    Carry on.

  214. March 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

    CAL I FORN YA

  215. March 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

    North Korea’s Nuclear program creates jobs too, but Dennis Rodman isn’t braggin about it.

  216. Chicken Little
    March 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

    The sky is falling!

  217. the D.A.
    March 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

    We’ve got Meth Labs, Gangs, home invaders with Bear Mace, Supervisors advocating vigilantism. You think I’m gonna prosecute someone for ripping on Rob at the HH?

  218. Anonymous
    March 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

    isnt that what you said about misdemeanors a little while ago?

  219. Snart 5th Grader
    March 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Mitch may not be posting, but he or his friends are still actively deleting anything I or some others post on threads he controls.

  220. Joseph Henry Jackson
    March 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

    “Did you ever hear anyone say, ‘That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me’?”

  221. Smart 5th Grader
    March 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Yes, Mitch, the Great Protector.

  222. Charles Bukowski
    March 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    “Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.”

  223. Senator Hollings
    March 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    But in all candor, I would tell you it’s, it’s outrageous filth. So, I’ll be looking from this Senator’s standpoint, not just to bring pressures but to try to see if there is some constitutional provisions to tax, or approach that can be used on the Congress to limit this outrageous filth.

  224. Sophocles
    March 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    “A city which belongs to just one man is no true city”

  225. ntnative@gmail.com
    March 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

    My experiences with people who have been abused in certain ways, like having addicted, criminal, or mentally ill parents is they’ve been trained to ‘look the other way’ and become skilled at denial. I’d guess more sensitive people or those abused from an early age are more likely to develop that trait. Its the way they cope with difficult situations that don’t have a quick resolution, a extreme form of internal censorship. Like many abused people, some become abusers with a need to censor other people. In their minds, they’re doing the ‘right thing’, protecting other people from the pain of confronting something that can’t be changed.

  226. Plato
    March 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”

  227. March 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    its hard to et a head start when ya got no ends.- dood named Stuff

  228. Just Watchin
    March 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    This blog is officially dead….

  229. Henry David Thoreau
    March 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.

  230. Richard M. Nixon
    March 12, 2013 at 7:51 am

    You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.

  231. Thomas Jefferson
    March 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    “Experience hath shown…those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

  232. Bill Willingham
    March 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

    “Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny’s the only guaranteed byproduct of those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do.”

  233. Hilary Rodham Clinton
    March 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    “We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has to make those choices for people.”

  234. Hilary Rodham Clinton
    March 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    “The only way to make a difference is to acquire power.”

  235. *itch
    March 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, YEAH? Well, I’m just going to take my marbles and GO HOME!

  236. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    *itch (km, etc…),

    You thought this was just a public wall to write on. Now it is. Congratulations.

    Unfortunately, the fact that you have a public wall to write on does not mean anyone is interested in reading your non-thoughts.

  237. Rob Arkley Jr.
    March 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

    As we come to the end of an era, I pause to reflect on the fears by Liberals and Democrats on this blog who vilified me, Hi Finance and other conservative voices who dared to put our perspective at the Humboldt Herald. Some even so paranoid as to say the I had been paying “trolls” like “just watchin” to subvert the Humboldt Herald. But who ended up destroying the Humboldt Herald? Your own fears. So afraid of conservative, progressive, or other points of view that your own local Liberal 1 percenter in his Ivory Tower in Trinidad started censoring every dissenting voice. When the task of censorship created more dissent, more censors were brought on board to delete comments from dawn until late into the evening. Truly a daunting task. As has been said: First they came after the Jews, then the Catholics, the the Gypsys …. and there was no one left when they came for me. Or, We have met the enemy and it is us. It makes me pause to wonder, perhaps I too am my own worst enemy. R.I.P. Heraldo (2006-2013)

  238. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

    What caused the death of your blog, The Mirror, Robin? Was it the constant censorship, derision and crude ridicule of the opposing view? You apparently haven’t noticed but Heraldo left the Herald in the hands of others unsuited to run a blog of this nature. What’s your excuse?

  239. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Sycophants of the rich don’t get paid in money. They grovel at the feet of their masters for notice in hopes they will be rewarded by a smile and eventually an invitation to join the “club.” Such people have always buzzed around the rich currying favor like slavish dogs.

  240. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Clown pretending to be other people,

    “It makes me pause to wonder, perhaps I too am my own worst enemy.”

    No need to wonder. You ARE your own worst enemy.

  241. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Hello Rob,

    What is your opinion of raising the minimun wage, both nationally to $9 and in Eureka to $12?

  242. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Oh, yeah, Clown?

    The Herald would have been dead over a year ago. It managed to stagger on until YOU did it in. What does that demonstrate? It demonstrates that a HUGE challenge to those who would protect our freedom are those who would abuse it. Liberty requires responsibility.

  243. Ray Bradbury
    March 15, 2013 at 8:57 am

    “They began by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressure; there was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.”

  244. Charlie Chaplin
    March 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

    “I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.”

  245. George H. W. Bush
    March 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Would you please shut up and sit down!
    — George Bush, to a group of POW-MIA families protesting his campaign
    speech in Crystal City, Va.

  246. Frank Zappa
    March 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    “What do you make of a society that is so primitive that it clings to the belief that certain words in its language are so powerful that they could corrupt you the moment you hear them?”

  247. Mark Twain
    March 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.”

  248. Ted Nugent
    March 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    “Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak.”

  249. Smart 5th Grader
    March 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    “Any given censor is a fool. The very fact that he is a censor indicates that.” ― Heywood Broun

  250. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Ah, SFG, you’ve decided to stop using the names of others. Great first step. Now, on to the images. Best of luck, have a nice day, etc…, etc…

  251. Smart 5th Grader
    March 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    What’s wrong *itch? Am I using someone else’s actual photo?

  252. Some Random Guy
    March 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Some Random Quote

  253. Aldous Huxley
    March 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Community, Identity, Stability.

  254. Smart 5th Grader
    March 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Nothing pisses a Liberal off more than when dozens of quotes on censorship and tyranny make them realize they are bigger fascist than any conservative in town.

  255. Just Watchin
    March 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Rob Arkley Jr. :As we come to the end of an era, I pause to reflect on the fears by Liberals and Democrats on this blog who vilified me, Hi Finance and other conservative voices who dared to put our perspective at the Humboldt Herald. Some even so paranoid as to say the I had been paying “trolls” like “just watchin” to subvert the Humboldt Herald. But who ended up destroying the Humboldt Herald? Your own fears. So afraid of conservative, progressive, or other points of view that your own local Liberal 1 percenter in his Ivory Tower in Trinidad started censoring every dissenting voice. When the task of censorship created more dissent, more censors were brought on board to delete comments from dawn until late into the evening. Truly a daunting task. As has been said: First they came after the Jews, then the Catholics, the the Gypsys …. and there was no one left when they came for me. Or, We have met the enemy and it is us. It makes me pause to wonder, perhaps I too am my own worst enemy. R.I.P. Heraldo (2006-2013)

    Even though I understand this is not really Rob Arkley (apparently others do not), I think this post nailed it.

  256. Smart 5th Grader
    March 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    You are correct, it was parody meets truth. I disagree with some of your post JW, but I’d never have deleted one of them.

  257. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    SFG,

    I’m not pissed off. I’m just not volunteering my services any longer. That means you’ve won, congratulations!

    I like to think that lemonade can be made out of even the sourest batch of lemons, so I’ll offer this analysis for you to do with as you will.

    You’ve noticed by now that virtually nobody is interested in talking with you. You’ve come up with alternate names with which to support yourself, you’ve tried using my name to attract (at least my) attention, you’ve tried using famous people’s names and quoting them, and now you’ve tried using the picture Heraldo had used to identify his or herself.

    None are likely to work — the only thing that would keep the Herald alive would be regular posting by someone. Unfortunately, the only someones that Heraldo enabled to post are no longer interested in posting. At least in one case, that’s largely thanks to you.

    So let’s sit back and examine the situation. You wish there were regular posts, which might attract an audience to your comments. But, unfortunately for you, other people exist and don’t all follow your precise agenda. You could try FORCING other people to post, and that might work if you could get the military or police to support you, but isn’t too likely to succeed otherwise. Or you could try FORCING people to read what you write — same problem. The forcing stuff only works if you have people with guns.

    So what are your options. Actually, in this case, it’s too far gone. The Herald is dead. But for your next successful intervention, you could try the approach that the dread “liberals” use: recognize that other people have other goals, and that for any of you to achieve your goals you’ll all need to (ugh) compromise. It’s a sacrifice — you trade your purity for a trip into the mucky slime of evil. You risk noble progressives calling you a fascist, and you risk non-voters complaining that you are a pawn of the system. But there’s a slight chance that, like the President, you might move things an inch or two forward in the real world.

    That’s one approach. It’s not very appealing. Another is the FORCE approach, but I think you and I agree about the difficulties that one presents. So what’s left is the one I think many progressives use: INSIST that what SHOULD be must, somehow, exist, even though it doesn’t. Raise your banner, shout “power to the people,” and wait for the masses to follow and make you their leader. Repeat until it works, and you’ll be able to remain pure and noble for your entire life.

    Whatever approach you choose, good luck, best wishes, and thank you for caring.

  258. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

  259. March 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Always blaming someone else for your own failure. Your own fears were your own undoing. Heraldo was a Moderator, you are a mean spirited partisan. You can’t blame the Conservatives nor the Radicals nor the Progressives, nor any one else. It was your desire for control of conversation that led to you censoring probably a thousand or more comments from people mostly trying to participate at the Humboldt Herald. They voices of history are on my side.
    “Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny’s the only guaranteed byproduct of those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do.” -Bill Willingham

  260. March 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    “When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself.” ― David Leavitt
    The voices of history are on my side.

  261. March 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Mitch, you talk about force, you used the word “force” a lot in your last post. What of the force of censoring your fellow man? What of the force in silencing your fellow man? You deleted thousands of posts and a rebellion ensued. You blame me for you giving up ion your fascist endeavor here at the HH. I can think of nothing more that I am proud of than to have (allegedly) stopped a censoring fascist from silencing our community. So you are killing the HH, big deal. A censored Humboldt Herald is not worth having. Natural progression will occur and something worthy will fill the void. The nice thing about being progressive is no need to cow tow to the powers that be. “The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think is right” -Henry David Thoreau
    “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” —Potter Stewart, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

  262. March 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventh-day Adventist, Women’s Lib/Republican, Mattachine/FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor who sees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme.”
    —Ray Bradbury

  263. David Leavitt
    March 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    “When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself.” -David Leavitt

  264. Mette Newth
    March 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    The Long History of Censorship
    Mette Newth, Norway, 2010
    “Censorship has followed the free expressions of men and women like a shadow throughout history. In ancient societies, for example China, censorship was considered a legitimate instrument for regulating the moral and political life of the population. The origin of the term censor can be traced to the office of censor established in Rome i 443 BC. In Rome, as in the ancient Greek communities, the ideal of good governance included shaping the character of the people. Hence censorship was regarded as an honorable task. In China, the first censorship law was introduced in 300 AD….”
    http://www.beaconforfreedom.org/liste.html?tid=415&art_id=475

  265. cali
    September 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Fuck arkely!!!

  266. cali
    September 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Arley is a scumbag that bleeds conservative blood.

  267. pud
    January 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    too bad none of you have a clue about the ‘historic Baton Rouge house’, remodeled in the early 90’s by hollywood film maker with cheap facades, left full of termites and damage, the owner after the hollywood filming spent a fortune in repairs, then sold it to a person with the indian gambling casino business… the house was old, in poor repair, and 1920’s dysfunctional obsolesence… interesting shell to look at, but a mess to live in… since Arkley rebuilt a beautiful home on this very visible site, new construction and remodeling along the LSU lakes has picked up with new grand residences being built… the beginning of a rebirth of a very important residential area of Baton Rouge… some kid living in the guest house has no clue of the history and the histronics of that house… thanks rob for the great investment in the Baton Rouge – LSU Lakes area.

  268. PAT FLANAGAN
    September 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

    You Arkley “detractors” are way off base. The house that was razed was in total disrepair and an eyesore. The Arkley house in a wonderful addition to the Lakeshore and in fact has caused a resurgence in new home building along the lake.

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